To jewelry connoisseurs, Munnu Kasliwal is as big a name as Cartier or Tiffany: Fans regularly make the pilgrimage to his Gem Palace in Jaipur, India, which has been in the family for 152 years. Yet somehow, the not-quite-perfect shape of the 78 rose-cut diamonds on this double-strand necklace comes off very modern, and very in-your-face. Add 1,153 round diamonds, and that’s 54 carats for $143,125 (at Barneys New York). It’s hard to call anything that costs six figures a bargain, but you won’t get so much dazzle for the dollars anywhere else.
(1) Tobias Wong’s Mirror Puzzle takes game playing to narcissistic levels (limited edition of 500, in two sizes: ten-inch square, $175, and fifteen-inch, $225, at Paul Smith; 212-627-9770).
(2) Gorgeous brown eggs deserve a stylish ceramic egg holder ($12 at the Conran Shop; 212-755-9079).
(3) Microsoft’s Fingerprint Reader keyboard uses your fingerprint to call up Website passwords (keyboard with mouse, $104; stand-alone fingerprint reader, $54; microsoft.com/hardware for stores).
(4) The T3 Tourmaline ionic blow-dryer cuts drying time in half, even on the nappiest Afros ($200 at Orlo Salon; 212-242-3266).
(5) Normally you have to cash out your 401(k) to own a Lagerfeld. Karl’s men’s and women’s collections for H&M hit stores on November 12, at prices from $12.90 to $149.90 (black sequined tuxedo jacket, $129; hm.com for stores).
(6) Dawn Patrol coffee from surf pro Ben Sargent is strong enough to get you up for the tides—or a 6 a.m. subway ride (five blends, $9.95 each; hurricanehopeful.com or New York Pipe Dreams; 212-535-7473).